"Organizations that focus on both health and high performance can compete more effectively in today's challenging environment. It is exciting for me to have the opportunity to help leaders achieve their personal best and create successful, thriving organizations."

meet Nick

Nick Neuhausel

Partner and Executive Vice President

Nick Neuhausel is a partner and executive vice president at culture-shaping firm Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company. He also leads Senn Delaney's energy practice. Nick  brings significant business leadership and consulting capabilities to help clients build healthy, high-performance cultures that deliver strong, sustainable business results. He builds strong and lasting relationships with senior executives and as a trusted advisor, helps them to lead and shape the cultures of their respective organizations. A former client of Senn Delaney himself, Nick has directly experienced many of the issues facing Senn Delaney clients, as well as the positive impact of improved spirit and performance. His extensive executive-level experience leading human resources and business functions inside companies enables him to quickly assess the situation and develop systematic approaches to address the issues impeding performance.

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For more than 20 years, Nick has worked with Senn Delaney clients, including Abbott Diabetes Care, Atmos Energy, Bank One, CIGNA Corporation, Comerica, Dominion Resources, Edison International, Grainger, International Truck and Engine, Kellogg's, McDonald's, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics and Piedmont Natural Gas.

Prior to joining Senn Delaney, Nick spent much of his career as a member of top organizational teams helping those companies meet the challenges of a dynamic environment. He was a member of key merger integration teams as well as being integrally involved on both sides of acquisitions.

Nick began his career at Sun Oil Company as an engineer in a processing plant. After acquiring a law degree, he became vice president of human resources. He was recruited to be senior vice president of human resources and administration by the CEO of Transco Energy Company. In that role, he helped that organization shift its culture to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing regulatory environment. Transco's CEO described the culture shift as one of the most important events in the company's history, which became evident in the healthy collaboration of the senior management team to successfully negotiate the merger of Transco with The Williams Companies.

Nick received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering/industrial engineering and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo, and a Master of Sciences in management from Massachusetts Institute Technology as a part of the Sloan Fellows Program. An entertaining speaker, he has spoken to numerous academic, business and social groups on organizational issues and what it takes to create a healthy, high-performance culture.

Nick and his wife, Laura, live in Oakland, California. They have five grown children and seven grandchildren. They enjoy exploring all parts of the world, spending time with family, creating a warm and special home and taking part in the many activities the San Francisco Bay area has to offer.

Nick describes the power of leading with purpose on inspiring an organization

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